With so many CSAs in Chittenden County, why choose Full Moon Farm as your CSA?
Full Moon Farm keeps the 'community' in Community Supported Agriculture. We chose to be CSA farmers, in part, because we want people to become, or stay, connected to their food source. So, unlike anonymous box-drop-off CSAs, Full Moon Farmers come to the pick-ups to be an active part of the farmer/consumer equation. You benefit because we are there to answer your questions, give recipe ideas, tell you what's coming up next. We benefit because we hear your stories, your suggestions, your dietary and culinary success stories.
The icing on the carrot cake is that because we attend every pick-up, Full Moon Farm can offer you choices. As a Full Moon Farm customer you choose the tomatoes ('black' or yellow, red or striped, medium or beefsteak, super ripe or slightly firm.) You choose the variety of lettuce you want (redleaf, greenleaf, buttercrunch or romaine,) or how you want to balance your choice (ie: Members get: 2 lbs total of red peppers, green peppers, eggplant and tomatilloes. Balance the weight as you wish.) Nobody likes waste, so we aim to provide you with options to allow you to take home the most food you will use for your money.
In 2013 Full Moon Farm Inc will be offering 325 summer shares on a first-come, first-served basis. Approximately 125 of those will be offered at One Main St., 150 at Temple Sinai and 50 at the farm in Hinesburg.
In 2013 Regular vegetable shares cost $450, while large vegetable shares cost $650.
To sign up, download the registration form and mail it in with your payment. To download the form, available as a Microsoft Word document and a PDF, right-click on the link below and select "Save Link As..." (Windows users) or ctrl-click and select "Download Linked File As..." (Mac users).here to read more about the list of additional products.
Shares typically begin in the first or second week of June and run until the first or second week of October (approximately 18 weeks). Most CSA farms have fairly similar harvest calendars. The season starts with salad greens, herbs, radishes and snap peas and winds down with pumpkins, turnips, squash, and brussel sprouts. At Full Moon Farm Inc., over the course of the entire season, members can expect to indulge in:
Basil, beans, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, collards, corn, cucumbers, daikon, dill, edamame (soybeans,) eggplant, fennel, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce (head and mix,) muskmelon, onions, parsley, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, scallions, spinach, sugar snap peas, summer squash, sweet potatoes, tomatillos, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon, winter squash and zucchini
To get an idea of what the distribution might look like on a given day and understanding that the list will never be the same twice in one season, here is our member list from August 19, 2008.
|2 pints||Sungold cherry tomatoes||1 pint|
|3 lbs||heirloom or hybrid field tomatoes||2 lbs|
|8 ears||sweet corn||6 ears|
|3||zucchini and/or yellow squash||2|
|1 lb||green or yellow string beans||3/4 lb|
|8 lbs||melon and/or watermelon||4 lbs|
|2 lbs||potatoes||1 lb|
|2 lbs||onions||1 lb|
|1/3 lb||lettuce mix||1/3 lbs|
|choose 1||dill, cilantro, basil, parsley||choose 1|
|choose 2||chard, collards, daikon radish, fennel, kale, red/green cabbage||choose 1|
|1 1/4 lb total||artichokes, eggplant, red pepper, tomatillos||1 lb total|
|1 lb total||broccoli, cauliflower, green pepper||3/4 lb total|